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Presented by Theater Breaking Through Barriers (formerly Theater By The Blind)

The New York Premiere of A NERVOUS SMILE by John Belluso directed by Ike Schambelan

A NERVOUS SMILE is the final, most powerful play by John Belluso, a wonderful ...

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Presented by Theater Breaking Through Barriers (formerly Theater By The Blind)

The New York Premiere of A NERVOUS SMILE by John Belluso directed by Ike Schambelan

A NERVOUS SMILE is the final, most powerful play by John Belluso, a wonderful playwright with a disability who passed away tragically more than two years ago, on the cusp of a promising career. In the play, the wealthy parents of a girl severely disabled with cerebral palsy are strained to the breaking point by the burden of caring for their daughter. With a friend whose son also has CP, they decide to leave the burden of their children and fly off to South America and Europe. The play presents the consequences of their actions in a taut, riveting, fierce yet funny 80 minutes.

A NERVOUS SMILE premiered at the Humana Festival in Louisville and 'The New York Times' called it 'Provocative... honest, funny and compassionate.' 'The Louisville Courier-Journal' said that the play 'brings a fresh, honest perspective and a surprising amount of humor to the emotionally difficult subject.'

TBTB presented John Belluso's 'The Rules Of Charity' in the spring of 2007, which 'The New York Times' called 'a dark, scalding play [in] a sharp New York premiere.' Set and Lighting Design by Bert Scott, Stage Manager : Kimothy Cruse Assistant Stage Manager : Brooke Elsinghorst
With: Melanie Boland, Pamela Sabaugh, Marilee Talkington, Nicholas Viselli
Performance Dates: April 17, 2009 - May 17, 2009
Run Time: 80 minutes with no intermission

Venue

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Kirk Theatre

Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
(212) 714-2442